Monthly Archives: April 2012

What an End to the Apple-Samsung Patent War Might Mean For Consumers

The Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab have been battling in courts across the globe. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired Apple and Samsung have been engaged in heated patent litigation since April 2011, but it looks like resolution could finally be …

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Hon Hai drops; poor end of the iPad value chain

A security guard patrols at Hong Hai headquarters in Tucheng, Taipei county, June 8, 2010. Credit: Reuters/Pichi Chuang TAIPEI | Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:21am EDT TAIPEI (Reuters) – Shares in Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd took a beating …

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Headphones/EarPhones from the Moderate to Expensive

GeekDad customized Crossfade headphones. The kids aren’t getting these. There are two basic criteria for headphones or earbuds/earphones in my family: 1. How well they block out noise. 2. How durable they are. There’s definitely a correlation between a higher …

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Australia’s Apple store ‘Wake Up’ stunt: Let’s run through the suspects – ZDNet (blog)

Summary: As a public service, here’s a look at the potential suspects behind Australia’s Wake Up bus marketing fiasco in front of an Apple store in Sydney. The banter in Sydney shockingly still revolves around the Wake Up flash mob …

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Apple spits out Android option from Chomp app navigator

It’s taken a bit longer than we expected, but following Apple’s acquisition of app search engine Chomp, the Android option has now been cut out from its homepage. We’re now left with the choice between iPhone and iPad categories, alongside …

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Apple, Google could join Dow index: Barron’s

Tweet Share this Email Print Related News Wall Street pops on Apple’s results, Fed’s reassurance Wed, Apr 25 2012 Global shares rise on Apple, Bernanke’s comments Wed, Apr 25 2012 Apple crushes Street targets, dispels iPhone fears Wed, Apr 25 …

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iPhone-carrying bra is no bust

There’s no longer a need to ever separate from your phone, even when getting jiggy on the dance floor. The kids still say “jiggy,” right? by Eric Mack April 29, 2012 9:25 AM PDT Forget accidental pocket calls, that next …

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Apple considered physical keyboard for first iPhone – Apple Insider

By AppleInsider Staff Published: 10:56 PM EST (07:56 PM PST) Ex-Apple executive Tony Fadell revealed that the company toyed with the idea of equipping the first iPhone with a physical keyboard, but ultimately settled on the intuitive multitouch design that …

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Switched On: Big kicks not all for starters

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The end of last week’s Switched On left doubt for the future of dedicated devices that tread on the turf of smartphones. After all, funding is key to …

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Apple considered iPhone with physical keyboard? Wait, what?

According to former Apple engineer Tony Fadell, one of the proposals for the first iPhone was a hardware keyboard. by Chris Matyszczyk April 29, 2012 9:56 AM PDT (Credit: Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) One little decision can provoke so much. It …

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